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Kingdom Seeds

All Services • November 2018

This 7-week series will seek to bring ongoing clarity to our 2020 Vision as we explore what it means to have a growing confidence that Jesus will build His church. As we head into 2019, our focus for the coming year will be on Kingdom Seeds. It has become increasingly important we accept our part in God’s plan and plant seeds for future generations.

For the Kingdom of God to grow in the Illawarra and beyond, seeds need to be sown and planted now. In doing this we will discover whether we believe that the Kingdom of heaven is truly our treasure.

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Seeds of the Future Ian Barnett 02/12/18 10am Matthew 13:44-58
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Ian Barnett

Date

02/12/18

Passage

Matthew 13:44-58

Service

10am

Synopsis

In the final week of the Kingdom Seeds vision series we look to the future. Matthew 13:44-58 is the passage and we are challenged about what we value and hold on to.

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Seeds of Change Ian Barnett 21/10/18 Fuse Matthew 11:1-19
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Ian Barnett

Date

21/10/18

Passage

Matthew 11:1-19

Service

Fuse

Synopsis

We begin our Kingdom Seeds series with Ian opening up Matthew 11:1-19. The Kingdom of heaven offers us a new future and a present hope.

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Seeds of Destruction Ian Barnett 28/10/18 Fuse Matthew 11:20-30
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Ian Barnett

Date

28/10/18

Passage

Matthew 11:20-30

Service

Fuse

Synopsis

Out of Matthew 11:20-30 Jesus calls us to be proactive and to accept that his message must be sown into our hearts.

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Seeds of Hope Ian Barnett 04/11/18 Fuse Matthew 12:1-21
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Ian Barnett

Date

04/11/18

Passage

Matthew 12:1-21

Service

Fuse

Synopsis

In whose name do the nations put their hope? As Ian takes us through Matthew 12:1-21 we will see who is the Lord of the Sabbath and the hope of the nations.

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Seeds of Remembrance Ian Barnett 11/11/18 10am Matthew 12:22-45
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Ian Barnett

Date

11/11/18

Passage

Matthew 12:22-45

Service

10am

Synopsis

On this combined Remembrance Day service we are reminded on who we belong to. Jesus is God's sign among us and we're called to proclaim the gospel. Passage - Matthew 12:22-45

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Seeds of Life Myles Elton 18/11/18 10am Matthew 13:1-23
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Myles Elton

Date

18/11/18

Passage

Matthew 13:1-23

Service

10am

Synopsis

Myles takes us through the Parable of the Sower as we explore what it means for us in our vision series of Kingdom Seeds.

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Seeds of Power Ian Barnett 25/11/18 Fuse Matthew 13:24-43
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Ian Barnett

Date

25/11/18

Passage

Matthew 13:24-43

Service

Fuse

Synopsis

Ian brings the message home as we look at the Parable of the Weeds in Matthew's gospel. This is commitment Sunday and a challenge for us to be salt and light in a loving community of grace.

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Psalms - The Art of Life

10am & FUSE • September - October 2018

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Psalm of the King Ian Barnett 02/09/18 Fuse Psalm 2
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Ian Barnett

Date

02/09/18

Passage

Psalm 2

Service

Fuse

Synopsis

Ian introduces us to our series on the Psalms by delving into Psalm 2.

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How to Psalm Myles Elton 09/09/18 Fuse Psalm 1
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Myles Elton

Date

09/09/18

Passage

Psalm 1

Service

Fuse

Synopsis

Why Psalm?
What are Psalms?
Myles gives us some helpful tools and hints about walking through Psalms to grow deeply in relationship with God and to love others with the words of the Psalms.

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Psalm of Identity Myles Elton 16/09/18 Fuse Psalm 23
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Myles Elton

Date

16/09/18

Passage

Psalm 23

Service

Fuse

Synopsis

The author explores our everyday experience of walking with Jesus, our shepherd through Psalm 23.

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Psalm of Despair Myles Elton 30/09/18 10am Psalm 88
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Myles Elton

Date

30/09/18

Passage

Psalm 88

Service

10am

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Psalm of Delight Steve Abbott 07/10/18 10am Psalm 84
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Steve Abbott

Date

07/10/18

Passage

Psalm 84

Service

10am

Synopsis

Steve Abbott explores Psalm 84, a psalm full of joy, praising and celebrating God's blessings.

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Psalm of Remembrance Langdon Stewart 14/10/18 10am Psalm 136
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Langdon Stewart

Date

14/10/18

Passage

Psalm 136

Service

10am

Synopsis

In our final week exploring Psalms, Langdon opens up Psalm 136. 

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever"  Psalm 136:1

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This Is Us

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You Don't Know What You've Got Until... Ian Barnett 06/05/18 10am Ephesians 4:1-6
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Ian Barnett

Date

06/05/18

Passage

Ephesians 4:1-6

Service

10am

Synopsis

As men and women, our Christianity is God directed, Christ defined and others oriented. Christians are to extend to each other, love, service, humility, patience, gentleness and much much more. Above all else, we are called “to live a life worthy of our calling”

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Stand By Me Ian Barnett 13/05/18 10am Psalm 139:1-18
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Ian Barnett

Date

13/05/18

Passage

Psalm 139:1-18

Service

10am

Synopsis

Kelly Ballarie captures many of the thoughts from our women when she says, “May I admit something to you all? When I am at my worst, I doubt who I am. I doubt I am good. I doubt I am valuable. Some days, I know, I don't look an iota like Jesus. I look in the mirror, but his image I do not see. Instead, I see the image of a woman who is flawed, faulted and failing. I can be hard on myself.” This comment captures the thoughts of many of our women, who want their men to stand by them for better or worse.

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Have I Told You Lately? Ron Irving 20/05/18 10am 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
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Ron Irving

Date

20/05/18

Passage

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Service

10am

Synopsis

1 Corinthians is widely considered the greatest love passage in the Bible. What it does is identify various and diverse qualities of this most complex attitude, emotion and Christian virtue. Without love, everything else is worthless. The words from vs 4-7 describe love's nature, in language designed to point to how poorly the Corinthians were measuring up. Love is permanent. What we know from this passage is that love remains the greatest challenge today.

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Wait up For Me Ian Barnett & Patricia Weerakoon 27/05/18 10am 1 Corinthians 7:1-9
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Ian Barnett & Patricia Weerakoon

Date

27/05/18

Passage

1 Corinthians 7:1-9

Service

10am

Synopsis

Sexologist Patricia Weerakoon speaks on you guessed it…Sex. How do we glorify God and respect each other as sexual beings, in relationships and as single people?

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Sorry Ian Barnett 03/06/18 10am Psalm 51
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Ian Barnett

Date

03/06/18

Passage

Psalm 51

Service

10am

Synopsis

This message captures many of the thoughts and feelings that have been expressed, especially by men. Psalm 51 is a standout word, which speaks of confession and repentance from personal sin. What David is seeking, and I sense that many men are seeking, is to ask God to “blot out”, “wash away” and be “cleansed” (vs1-2). What David does is provide a list of wrongs that is meant to be comprehensive. His confession was far-reaching and complete. What God is seeking from all of us is transparency in our lives. Women are also asking this from their men.

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Words Don't Come Easily Myles Elton 10/06/18 10am James 3:1-12
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Preacher

Myles Elton

Date

10/06/18

Passage

James 3:1-12

Service

10am

Synopsis

Proper speech. Do we ever get it right? Especially in our relationships. I cannot think of a finer passage that captures the pain that has been expressed from our people when it comes to the way we speak to each other. Often we might think if only I could take it back. The tongue is small yet it controls so much. Yes, we can praise God with it and curse God with it. Yes, we can say we love you and at the same time, we can say incredibly hurtful things. We can come to church, praise our great God and then on the way home criticise our wives or husbands. James says it directly, “This should not be” (v10).

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If I Could Turn Back Time Ron Irving 17/06/18 10am 2 Peter 1:3-11
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Ron Irving

Date

17/06/18

Passage

2 Peter 1:3-11

Service

10am

Synopsis

Character is what defines you, character is what people see in you. It is what people will say about you after you pass away. Character is one of the most important things you have. When you read the things that men and women value in each other, it is character always matters in the end. Peter, as he writes, is reminding people that God has given us the power to live godly lives. While we are always a work in progress (Phil 1:6) we should always be seeking greater spiritual maturity.

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Homeward Bound Ian Barnett 24/06/18 10am Psalm 127
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Ian Barnett

Date

24/06/18

Passage

Psalm 127

Service

10am

Synopsis

There is a simple truth to the fact that so much of what goes on in our relational world happens in the home. Sometimes I am left wondering, “what are the homes we are actually building?” I also wonder if, at the end of the day, men and women get excited about being “homeward bound”. Is it possible, that over time we could grow weary of the simple pleasures that our homes bring, let alone the people who occupy them? Psalm 127 is well known and highlights that life itself is pointless unless the Lord is the builder. In the psalm, the psalmist declares the anxiety of life without God.

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Lead Me, Guide Me Ian Barnett 01/07/18 10am Philippians 2:1-11
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Ian Barnett

Date

01/07/18

Passage

Philippians 2:1-11

Service

10am

Synopsis

Many Christian men want to lead their wives spiritually; Many Christian women want to be led spiritually by their husbands, however, it seems both are not sure what this looks like. Often times, what can result is a chaotic mess of unmet expectations.

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Against the Tide

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I'm a Christian - So What? Ron Irving 13/05/18 Fuse Colossians 1:1-14
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Ron Irving

Date

13/05/18

Passage

Colossians 1:1-14

Service

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Synopsis

The challenge to “live a life worthy of the Lord” (v10) is a constant call on the lives of Christians. It is God’s intention that Christians live and serve in whatever situation they may find themselves in “bearing fruit” (v9) while giving thanks to God for what he has done and continues to do in our lives. Being a Christian is something that affects our lives in both word and deed.

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DEPTH

The purpose of the Depth series is to help our people grow deeper in their desire and love of God, and to help us understand what it looks like in the day to day of ordinary life to be in the presence of God. Our prayer is, as we go deeper, that our relationship with God would empower us on mission - our inner life with Jesus would empower our service for Jesus.

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An Introduction Myles Elton 20/08/17 Fuse Psalm 1
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Preacher

Myles Elton

Date

20/08/17

Passage

Psalm 1

Service

Fuse

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God's Word Ron Irving 27/08/17 Fuse Psalm 119:9-16
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Ron Irving

Date

27/08/17

Passage

Psalm 119:9-16

Service

Fuse

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God's Ear Myles Elton 03/09/17 Fuse Matthew 6:9-14
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Myles Elton

Date

03/09/17

Passage

Matthew 6:9-14

Service

Fuse

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God's Family Myles Elton 10/09/17 Fuse Ephesians 4:11-16
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Myles Elton

Date

10/09/17

Passage

Ephesians 4:11-16

Service

Fuse

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Depth Forever Myles Elton 17/09/17 Fuse Pilippians 3:16-21
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Myles Elton

Date

17/09/17

Passage

Pilippians 3:16-21

Service

Fuse

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